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  • Potent Summer Movies Propel Total Box Office 9% Ahead Of 2017 Levels

    10/15/2018 5:21:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 3 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 15, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Hollywood rode a powerhouse summer lineup to post double-digit gains in box office and attendance, setting itself up to hit a new full-year record haul in 2018 as long as the holiday season delivers. According to figures just out from the National Association of Theatre Owners, summer box office totaled $4.398 billion, up more than 14% over the previous year. Admissions hit nearly 483 million, up 12%. Each of the top five grossers in the third quarter qualifies as an upside surprise: Mission: Impossible – Fallout; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Crazy Rich Asians; Hotel Transylvania 3; and The Meg. For...
  • Why ‘Gosnell’ Movie Could Rock Hollywood Abortion Debate

    10/15/2018 4:13:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christian Toto
    Gosnell works on so many levels it’s hard to count them all. The film tackles one of the most emotional subjects in our culture – abortion – with grace and care. The screenplay packs a specific point of view but leaves the soapbox storytelling off the frame. We’re gripped by a narrative that could chase away those with weak stomachs. Even the film’s PG:13 rating is a victory of sorts given the horrors committed by the titular villain. Dr. Kermit Gosnell ran a filthy abortion clinic where cats roamed the halls and babies’ feet floated in hidden jars. The specifics...
  • A Movie Tribute to the 1980’s When Ronald Reagan Ran America

    10/15/2018 12:22:13 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    metallicman ^ | 15OCT18 | Editorial staff
    For eight years, from 1981 until 1989, the United States had one of the greatest Presidents running the nation; Ronald Reagan. Of course, the media hated him. Of course, subsequent politicians and their media sycophants have rewrote the narrative, turning the amazing decade into one of “racism”, inequality, and a trampling of rights. What a crock of ********. It was no such thing. You can tell simply by looking at pop culture from that time. If everyone was sad, unhappy, unemployed and suffering, the pop culture would reflect it. Just like pop culture reflected World War II, and the 1950’s....
  • Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Proud That Her Daughter Cried After Meeting A Non-Feminist Girl (tr)

    10/14/2018 8:14:16 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | October 14, 2018 | Hannah Bleau
    Some parents are proud when their kids are kind, generous, loving and compassionate. Feminist parents are proud when their kid CRIES after encountering a non-feminist. That’s exactly what Maggie Gyllenhaal’s daughter did. She’s obviously proud, because she told the story to everyone on “The View.” “She ran into somebody recently, a little girl her age, who said she wasn’t feminist and my daughter was astonished … she came home and cried to me about it,” she said. The View ✔ @TheView @mgyllenhaal shares about her 12-year-old daughter, who she calls an activist: "She ran into somebody recently, a little girl...
  • Jamie Lee Curtis Promised 'A Stiletto in My Own Eye' if Hillary Clinton Lost; So...Now What?

    10/14/2018 6:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    People Magazine ^ | October 12, 2018 | Sam Gillette
    Halloween‘s carving-knife-wielding Jamie Lee Curtis remembers full well that she pledged to put a stiletto through her eye (like one of her other scream screen heroines) if Hillary Clinton wasn’t president come 2017. Now, in 2018, she says she’s doing something less dramatic, perhaps, but more impactful. “After watching Secretary Clinton do what she’s always done — get back on her feet, refuse to be silenced in the fight for what’s right — I realized it’s about the action, not the result. It’s the doing that was important in 2016,” Curtis, who campaigned for the former secretary of State, writes...
  • Top Hollywood Execs Give Overwhelmingly to Democrats for Midterms (99.7%)

    10/13/2018 12:38:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/12/2018 | Jeremy Barr
    Hollywood has always been a reliable source of contributions to Democratic Party politicians and organizations, but perhaps never so more than the 2018 election cycle. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year's THR 100 list donated to Republicans or Republican committees: Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels donated $5,000 to moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins; WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey gave...
  • Roseanne: ABC Regrets ‘Knee-Jerk’ Firing Of Controversial Star & Fears Show Will Tank Without Her

    10/13/2018 7:59:51 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 76 replies
    msn.com ^ | 10-13-18 | Beth Shilliday
    ‘The Conners’ minus fired Roseanne Barr is one risky prospect. We’ve got details on how ABC execs are afraid the show will fail without its longtime lead character. Thanks to what Roseanne Barr calls a “misunderstood tweet” in May, she quickly was fired by ABC and the wildly successful revival of her 1990s sitcom was cancelled. The network thought her tweet about Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrettwas racist and within hours Roseanne was out of a job. Now the show is going on without her and the rest of the cast is coming back for The Conners. ABC execs are...
  • First Man: must see movie, plenty of US flags too...

    10/13/2018 3:38:01 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 44 replies
    beebuster2000 news service ^ | october 13, 2017 | Beebuster2000
    Great movie, deeply patriotic. I don't get all the BS on the flag. it is all over the movie, and on the Moon. Multiple times goosebumps. The Saturn vehicle launch is worth the price of admission alone. Ryan G is awesome. The only false note is Claire foy's part as the wife. I wish she had been more supportive and less of a worrier. But, that aside, a must see Freeper Movie Great window into USA greatness when we have a clear objective.
  • ‘The Conners’ Is so Good It’ll Make You Forget About Roseanne

    10/13/2018 3:33:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Decider ^ | Oct 12, 2018 at 4:32pm | Brett White @brettwhite
    The new Roseanne Conner was unrecognizable, a once proudly feminist freethinker that was conned into voting against her family’s best interests (not that the show wanted to get into that), and a survivor of parental abuse that went from vowing to never strike her kids to championing spanking a teenager. It felt like the Roseanne revival was written by people working from glancing at Wiki summaries of old episodes; the characters were all there, but their personalities had been edited by randos. Now, in the kind of scientific sitcom experiment that we practically never see conducted, we get to witness...
  • Kermit Gosnell film shines light on darkness and evil of abortion

    10/13/2018 11:21:48 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, October 7, 2018 | Rebecca Hagelin
    For those who have been active in trying to rescue babies and their mothers from the horrific evil of abortion, the piercing screams and the sound of the gnashing of teeth are familiar. We hear them often when we fight for the lives of the innocent. The darkness of evil infiltrated the nation’s capital during the Senate confirmation process of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. You could feel it as the shrills of protesters interrupted the hearings and the confirmation vote. Senators were confronted by satanic threats so real that many still require police escorts. Justice Kavanaugh and...
  • Weekend Box Office: 'First Man' Losing Badly to 'Star Is Born,' 'Venom'

    10/13/2018 8:13:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 13, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Unless Saturday brings a course change, Universal's critically acclaimed astronaut drama First Man is headed for a muted domestic debut of $16.8 million after earning $5.9 million on Friday from 3,640 theaters. The hope is that the adult-skewing film will be buoyed by a long run throughout awards season. Conversely, Sony's Venom and A Star Is Born continue to rock the October box office in their sophomore outings with a projected weekend haul of $30 million-plus and $28 million-plus after grossing $9.8 million and $8.5 million on Friday, respectively. Reuniting Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle with his La La Land star...
  • Carpetbagging: 99.7 Percent Of Donations From Hollywood Executives Go To Democrats

    10/12/2018 8:57:26 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-11-2018 | Justin Carusco
    While Hollywood constantly preaches diversity, some of the entertainment industry’s most powerful and influential executives have given almost exclusively to Democrat candidates and left-wing PACs. According to The Hollywood Reporter, nearly 100 percent of the millions donated from the top executives in Hollywood went to Democrats or PACs working to elect Democrats. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations, according to a Hollywood Reporter data review of Federal Election Commission records. Only three members of this year’s THR...
  • Star Wars author Chuck Wendig says he was fired by Marvel over ‘vulgar’ tweet

    10/12/2018 4:22:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 12, 2018 | Andrew Liptak
    Just a week after Marvel announced at New York Comic Con that Star Wars author Chuck Wendig would be penning a Darth Vader miniseries, Wendig says that he’s been removed from the series as well as from an unannounced Star Wars book after he was temporarily suspended from Twitter earlier this week. In a series of tweets, Wendig noted that he was fired from the remainder of the series “because of the negativity and vulgarity that my tweets bring... It was too much politics, too much vulgarity, too much negativity on my part.” A Marvel spokesperson confirmed that Wendig had...
  • 'People want Roseanne!' ABC execs fear spin-off show The Conners will crash without its fired star

    10/12/2018 10:14:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/2018 | By KAREN RUIZ
    * ABC is bracing for the debut of The Conners on October 16 to see if the Roseanne spin-off will be able to survive without its main star * Two senior executives have told DailyMailTV that the network fears it has angered fans by firing Barr, 65, and that the new show will not be as well-received 'We didn't think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn't have rushed to fire her,' one source said * The insider revealed firing the actress was a 'knee-jerk reaction' by ABC President Channing Dungey and ABC-Disney head Ben Sherwood...
  • ABC Executives Regret Firing Roseanne, Fear ‘Connors’ Spin-Off Series will Flop

    10/12/2018 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/2018 | Ben Kew
    Executives at ABC now believe that their decision to fire Roseanne Barr from their revival of Roseanne was a mistake and the network’s spin-off series The Conners may flop, according to a report from Mail Online. Two senior executives at the network told the outlet that ABC President Channing Dungey’s decision to immediately fire the actress and cancel her show after she made racially charged comments about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was a “knee-jerk” decision that they would later regret. “We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her....
  • Christian Bale as Dick Cheney

    10/12/2018 7:11:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
  • Annapurna Upheaval: Megan Ellison Is ‘Reevaluating’ Film Division Amid Money Woes [Left Wing Trash]

    10/11/2018 8:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 10, 2018 | Trey Williams and Beatrice Verhoeven
    Annapurna Pictures, the boutique film and TV studio started by Oracle scion Megan Ellison, has run into financial difficulties that on Tuesday resulted in the exit of its film division head and the announced jettisoning of two upcoming films with marquee talent, multiple individuals told TheWrap. Ellison is “reevaluating” the studio’s film division and is expected to take a more active role in day-to-day development and production after a rocky 18 months that included Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” and the modest indie hit “Sorry to Bother You,” one insider said.
  • TV Ratings: American Music Awards Slip 25 Percent to New Low

    10/10/2018 8:35:59 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | October 10, 2018 | Joe Otterson
    The American Music Awards hit a new all-time low in the Nielsen ratings on Tuesday night. ABC aired only the AMAs on Tuesday, with the three hour show drawing a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers. That is down 25% in the key demo and approximately 29% in total viewers compared to the 2017 broadcast, which drew a 2.4 rating and 9.2 million viewers. The show also moved from Sunday in November for the first time in more than a decade this year. More to come…
  • Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new 'Halloween' movie despite advocating for gun control

    10/10/2018 6:53:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    Jamie's got a gun in the latest "Halloween" reboot. In the 11th installment of the horror film series, Jamie Lee Curtis's character, Laurie Strode, is seen wielding firearms in her quest to kill the film's legendary villain, Michael Myers. At one point, she shoots him as he's standing in front of a window. But Curtis’s on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control -- one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set. In light of several high-profile mass shootings, Curtis has voiced...
  • Rose McGowan steps out after branding the MeToo movement 'a bull**** lie...

    10/09/2018 11:51:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 Oct 2018 | Jessica Green
    to make lily-livered Hollywood types feel better' The actress' outing comes following her candid statement in which she said she understands why Donald Trump supporters hate Hollywood, whose apparent liberalism she says is fake. On the subject of #MeToo, she told the publication: 'I just think they're douchebags. They're not champions. I just think they're losers. I don't like them. … 'How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women's magazines and no women's organisations have supported me? 'It's all bullshit. It's a lie. It's a Band-Aid lie to make...